Doors open day river trip is sell out success

09 Nov 2009

The Glasgow Built Heritage Festival takes place next week from 14 - 20 September and provides a rare opportunity to see inside some of Glasgow's historic buildings. Better known as Doors Open Day, that title is no longer adequate to describe the event which has grown into a week-long festival.

This year, for the first time, Clyde Waterfront has provided a 90 minute trip down the river which includes a live commentary by Martin Bellamy, Head of Research and Major Projects, Culture and Sport Glasgow.

The River Clyde has always played an important role in the history of Glasgow. It is often said, 'Glasgow made the Clyde and the Clyde made Glasgow.' This trip, which was heavily over-subscribed, will provide passengers with an opportunity to explore some of the history of the Clyde during the 90 minute cruise  from The Crowne Plaza Pontoon to Clydebank and back. While the tour will include information about the heritage of the Clyde it also provides an opportunity to explore, see and hear about the regeneration plans worth £5-6bn (over 20-25 years) as well as linking past and future.

The Clyde Waterfront Partnership has also developed a heritage guide to ensure that the new developments, landscape, rich history and important heritage sites along the river are recognised. Visit www.clydewaterfrontheritage.com for more information on this heritage project.

  • The MV Cruiser takes passengers on a trip down the River Clyde